Carleton Connects: Treasures from the Special Collections

13 May 2020

With thousands of unique, beautiful, and curious items to investigate, Carleton’s Special Collections are a wonder for the mind and a delight for the eye. Join art professor Fred Hagstrom, English professor Jessica Leiman, and librarian Rebecca Bramlett for a virtual tour of the Collections’ highlights, from antique books (with moving parts!) and rare first editions to modern artworks.

This event occurred on May 13, 2020.

About the Speakers

Fred Hagstrom, the Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, has taught at Carleton since 1984. In addition to his many on-campus courses, he has led the biennial Studio Art: South Pacific program for two decades. His prints and books have won many awards and can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, and dozens of other national and international institutions.

Associate Professor Jessica Leiman has been a member of Carleton’s English department since 2003, teaching courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. Her scholarly articles and papers focus on the rise of the novel, gender and sexuality, and the history of reading.

Rebecca Bramlett curates the thousands of rare books in Carleton’s Special Collections, overseeing acquisition, preservation, and access. She works directly with faculty, students, and the public to incorporate the materials into pedagogy, research, and community education. With graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and Florida State University, she joined Carleton’s library staff in 2019.